Meet the Team: James Cooper

This week we introduce James Cooper, our newest Android developer at Appitized. James joins our team with plenty of experience, already having worked on a number of Android applications, and is more than up to the task of taking on projects here at Appitized.

We took a short time out of James’ busy schedule to ask him about his new role here at Appitized, what he’s worked on in the past, and some interesting facts about himself. Warning, there are snakes.


Where have you worked previously?

SmartViser, where I worked on their Android application, ViSer. ViSer™ automatically executes predefined user actions in a precise or random order, which enables smartphones to test themselves. ViSer™ generates daily usage such as call, FTP, Web, SMS, multitasking, multimedia, camera capture and many more to obtain clear and objective results about the device performance.


What interesting projects have you worked on?

All the projects I’m currently working on are both interesting and challenging which is what I enjoy.


What are you hoping to bring to your new role at Appitized?

Clean and maintainable code.


What areas do you see Appitized growing in and what opportunities do you see for the business in the future?

Although I have only been here a short while, I look forward to achieving great results for our clients and experiencing the various developments of Appitized.


How have you found your time here so far?

Very pleasant.


Talk us through your typical day

I like to arrive just before 9am as it provides me with enough time to read my emails and set up the project I will be working on that day, before we have our stand-up at 9:30. The rest of my day is shared between development and meetings.


What are you currently working on at the moment?

Android applications.


What are your hobbies and interests?

Technology, cooking and politics!


And finally, are there any fun facts you would like to share about yourself?

When camping in Joshua Tree, California, I stepped less than 10cm away from a Western Diamondback Rattlesnake who was not too happy about me disturbing him during his nap! As soon as I hear his tail rattle I jumped back 2 metres in shock.